Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I will contact G.A. and Madge with our plans~!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I KNOW THERE ARE A LOT OF BLOGG READERS THAT DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE BLOGG, BUT WHO WOULD HOPEFULLY SUPPORT OLD CV HIGH AND ONE OF ITS FORMER GREAT TEACHERS. IF SOME ONE IN THE AREA WOULD TAKE THE “BULL BY THE HORNS” AND HAVE BANNERS MADE FOR THE PARADE, I AM SURE THERE ARE SEVERAL BLOGG READERS THAT WOULD CONTRIBUTE TO THE COST OF HAVING THE BANNERS MADE. NANCY AND I WILL PLEDGE $50 TO THE CAUSE. ALL WE NEED IS A NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS OF SOME ONE WHO IS WILLING TO TAKE ON THE TASK OF HAVING THE BANNERS MADE.a
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
I remember he came out to the farm and we went quail hunting. He did other carpenter and cabinet work at various times.
As you probably know, Ray Houston and I stayed together all thru the war. We were instructers in the Army Engineers.
Earl came through our classes as a member of Officers Candidate School from Fort Belvoir, Virginia. We visited with him several times in Washington D.C. His wife was on the base with him-I think her name was Irene Gilkey from the Irish Flats neighborhood. [note from dfc--Irene Gilkey's sister was/is Evelyn who married Glen Toothacher. He will be remembered by some as the electronics wizard who fixed and mended radios, TVs and other appliances for L. C. Adam Merc.] Earl built some kitchen cabinets for my folks. After the war he came back to Cedar Vale and lived in the Seybolt house and cabinet shop.
I see in the last LOOKOUT he did some work for Duane Woodruff in 1947. Loyd
Monday, September 8, 2008
In the days since Don Shaffer wrote about G. A. Beggs’ big day on October 4, I’ve been turning a rather insane plan over in my mind. Let me share it with you.
Elyn leaves for her three-week trip to Spain late in September and I will have that time by myself here in Santa Fe. I’ve been wanting to perhaps make a road trip and see some of my old haunts during that time. It occurs to me that, if I am out on the road during that period I might just drop in on G. A.’s big day. I even am contemplating taking Don Cox up on his query about someone giving him a ride to Fredonia that day!
So, a plan is beginning to form here. I would, for sure, want to visit CV and environs to visit places and people (those who are left, that is), take some pictures to post to the blog, visit my remaining relatives in northern Oklahoma, perhaps venture up to the north a bit to see some of that country, and maybe even cross back through Colorado to see some friends there.
I know that my armchair planning is easy compared with the actual stress of being on the road for a week or so, but here is fair warning, those of you who are still in southern Kansas—the bad penny may be returning. Don’t be surprised if I turn up on Main (Cedar) Street CV one of these days soon!
Friday, September 5, 2008
G.A. is going to be the Parade Marshal for the Fredonia Fall Festival/Parade, Fredonia, Kansas, on Saturday, October 4! The parade starts at 11:00 a.m. If any of you are in the vicinity that day, you might want to drop by and see an 84 year old man that is 48 at heart!